Palmer Q. Bessey, <span>MD</span>

Palmer Q. Bessey, MD

Surgical Critical Care (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
General Surgery
Critical Care Medicine
Office Phone: (646) 962-3583
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


Born: Glen Ridge, NJ.
School: Public school, Montclair, NJ.
College: B.A., Williams College (Major: Chemistry, Theatre).
Graduate: M.A. University of Oregon (Chemistry).
Medical: M.D., University of Vermont.
Residency: University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) (Surgery).
Fellowship: Harvard, Brigham & Women's Hospital (Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition).

Faculty Appointments:

  • Instructor, Assistant and Associate Professor (Surgery), UAB.
  • Associate Professor (Surgery), Washington University, St. Louis.
  • Professor (Surgery), University of Rochester.
  • Professor (Surgery), Weill Medical College, Cornell University.

    Hospital Appointments:

  • Chief of Trauma and Burns, UAB Hospitals.
  • Director of Trauma, Burns Critical Care, Barnes Hospital (St. Louis).
  • Director of Trauma, Burns, Critical Care, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.
  • Associate Director, William Randolph Heast Burn Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital.


Area of Expertise

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1975 University of Vermont College of Medicine

Residency: 1981 University of Alabama Hospitals

Fellowship: 1983 Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard